First Thursdays are monthly festivals showcasing the diversity of arts and humanities on campus and throughout the Bloomington community. On the first Thursday of each warm-weather month, the Council and its friends join together on the Arts Plaza (right in front of the IU Auditorium) for an evening of performances, hands-on creative activities, community-building, great food, and fun!
First Thursdays offer a welcoming environment for students, community members, four-legged friends, and artists and scholars of all kinds. Our festivities have included everything from opera signers to breakdancers, stage-fighting to clay-throwing, and much, much more. Each First Thursday is unique, and each is a great opportunity to experience the wonderful work of artists, performers, and scholars from all across campus and all around town.
Join us October 3rd for another great First Thursdays Festival, as we celebrate the power of creativity in motion! Enjoy main stage performances from IU Theatre, IU Contemporary Dance, IU Ballet, and the African American Dance Company. As always, there will plenty of great hands-on creative activites, delicious food, and fun for the whole community!